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Matt LaPorta

29-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 1/8/1985   BORN: Port Charlotte, FL   COLLEGE: Florida   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt LaPorta Contract Information:

Signed with the Pirates de Campeche of Mexico in May 2014.

March 21, 2014  –  Matt LaPorta News

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LaPorta and Jack Cust were released by the Orioles on Friday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Matt LaPorta Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 22 R HEL 7 28 27 4 7 3 1 0 2 4 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 .259 .286 .519 .805
2007 22 A WES 23 95 88 18 28 18 8 0 10 27 0 1 7 22 0 0 0 .318 .392 .750 1.142
2008 23 AA HUN 81 355 293 53 85 44 23 2 19 64 2 1 43 62 0 4 15 .290 .403 .577 .980
2008 23 AA HUN 84 366 302 56 87 45 23 2 20 66 2 1 45 63 0 4 15 .288 .402 .576 .978
2008 23 AA AKR 17 67 60 6 14 3 1 0 2 8 0 0 4 12 0 1 2 .233 .299 .350 .649
2009 24 AAA COL 92 388 333 60 98 39 21 2 16 58 1 3 42 55 1 3 9 .294 .385 .514 .899
2009 24 MAJ CLE 52 198 181 29 46 20 13 0 7 21 2 0 12 37 0 2 3 .254 .308 .442 .750
2010 25 AAA COL 18 81 69 7 25 9 4 0 5 16 0 1 12 10 0 0 0 .362 .457 .638 1.095
2010 25 MAJ CLE 110 425 376 41 83 28 15 1 12 41 0 0 46 82 0 2 1 .221 .306 .362 .668
2011 26 AAA COL 2 9 9 2 4 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .444 .444 .778 1.222
2011 26 MAJ CLE 107 385 352 34 87 35 23 1 11 53 1 0 23 87 0 5 5 .247 .299 .412 .711
2012 27 AAA COL 101 434 375 56 99 39 19 1 19 62 0 3 44 81 0 6 9 .264 .350 .472 .822
2012 27 MAJ CLE 22 60 58 2 14 3 2 0 1 5 0 0 1 17 0 0 1 .241 .267 .328 .595
2013 28 R GOO 13 52 41 9 12 8 4 0 4 12 0 0 9 10 0 2 0 .293 .404 .683 1.087
2013 28 AAA COL 44 184 164 21 39 19 9 0 10 28 0 0 17 30 0 2 1 .238 .310 .476 .786
3-Year Averages     64 222 205 18 50 18 12 0 6 29 0 0 12 52 0 2 3 .244 .293 .390 .683
Career  (View All)     291 1,068 967 106 230 86 53 2 31 120 3 0 82 223 0 9 10 .238 .301 .393 .694

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Matt LaPorta: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2012 11 9
2011 97 8
2010 93 7 7 8
2009 10 39 29 10 1

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Matt LaPorta Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012352130.286.400.706

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012230020.174.217.426

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012301020.167.200.419

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012281130.321.464.786
Matt LaPorta Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 22 R HEL 28 27 3.6% 28.6% 0.13 70% .294 .260
2007 22 A WES 95 88 7.4% 23.2% 0.32 75% .321 .432
2008 23 AA HUN 355 293 12.1% 17.5% 0.69 79% .311 .287
2008 23 AA HUN 366 302 12.3% 17.2% 0.71 79% .306 .288
2008 23 AA AKR 67 60 6% 17.9% 0.33 80% .261 .117
2009 24 AAA COL 388 333 10.8% 14.2% 0.76 83% .313 .220
2009 24 MAJ CLE 198 181 6.1% 18.7% 0.32 80% .285 .188
2010 25 AAA COL 81 69 14.8% 12.3% 1.20 86% .370 .276
2010 25 MAJ CLE 425 376 10.8% 19.3% 0.56 78% .252 .141
2011 26 AAA COL 9 9 0% 11.1% 0.00 89% .429 .334
2011 26 MAJ CLE 385 352 6% 22.6% 0.26 75% .299 .165
2012 27 AAA COL 434 375 10.1% 18.7% 0.54 78% .291 .208
2012 27 MAJ CLE 60 58 1.7% 28.3% 0.06 71% .325 .087
2013 28 R GOO 52 41 17.3% 19.2% 0.90 76% .296 .390
2013 28 AAA COL 184 164 9.2% 16.3% 0.57 82% .234 .238
3-Year Averages     222 205 5.4% 23.4% 0.23 75% .299 .146
Career     1,068 967 7.7% 20.9% 0.37 77% .279 .155

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Matt LaPorta: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

LaPorta's minor league contract with the Orioles does not include an invite to spring training, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

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LaPorta signed a minor league contract with the Orioles on Thursday, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

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LaPorta was placed on the minor league DL on Friday with a hip strain.

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LaPorta (hip) is expected to head to Triple-A Columbus in a week or two after completing his rehab in extended spring training, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "He's still coming back from the hip procedure and he had a minor setback with a wrist injury," said Ross Atkins, Indians director of player development, "but he's been playing games in extended spring training and we'll send him to Columbus in the next week or so."

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The Indians assigned LaPorta (hip) to minor league camp Monday.

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LaPorta (hip) might be ready for exhibition play in a couple weeks, the team's official site reports.

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LaPorta (hip) isn't expected to play in spring training games until mid-March, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Matt LaPorta.

2013

LaPorta failed to impress in spring training and was sent back to Triple-A Columbus as a result. He had some success there before getting regular playing time down the stretch for the Indians. He didn't make much of an impression in his time with the Tribe, hitting .241 with one homer in 60 plate appearances. LaPorta is out of minor league options and had offseason hip surgery that will require four months of rehab, so he might miss the start of spring training as a result. A change of scenery might do him some good as his future in Cleveland is far from certain.

2012

LaPorta got off to a horrible start in spring training and never got into a groove, hitting .249/.299/.412 with 87 strikeouts in 385 plate appearances for the Indians. He didn't see much playing time in September and the team was actively looking for an upgrade this winter. He simply hasn't shown much of anything now in 269 games for the Indians and the honeymoon, if it wasn't already over after his 2010 struggles, is most certainly over by now. He may still enter spring as the team's best option at first base if the offseason doesn't net an upgrade, but you have to imagine his leash is pretty short as he enters his age-27 season.

2011

LaPorta got off to a slow start and was demoted to Triple-A before the trade of Russell Branyan opened up regular playing time. His overall numbers weren't pretty and he slumped badly in the season's last two months. He'll be given every chance to fulfill the promise he displayed as a minor leaguer as Cleveland's regular first baseman to open 2011.

2010

LaPorta earned a callup to Cleveland after hitting .299 with 17 homers in 93 games to start the season at Triple-A. He got off to a quick start for the Indians before getting slowed by a hip injury, finishing the season with a .254 average and seven homers in 52 games. He underwent hip surgery in the offseason which will shelve him for four-to-six months, potentially impacting his readiness when spring training starts. The Indians had hoped he could handle first base duties, but those plans may have changed after the surgery. He'll be a big part of the Indians' lineup once he gets back on the field, regardless of where they decide to put his glove.

2009

LaPorta, the key piece in the CC Sabathia trade, struggled after coming over to the Indians, hitting just .233 before heading off to the Olympics. He hit just .164 with two homers and 22 strikeouts in 67 at-bats in the Domincan Winter League in the offseason. There's little reason to think that he won't bounce back and recapture the form that he showed at Double-A before the trade (.288, 20 homers and 66 RBI in 84 games) but his late season struggles will likely keep the Indians from considering him for a corner outfield spot this spring.

2008

LaPorta was the seventh overall pick in the 2007 draft. His hitting ability has never been in doubt, but his fielding is a question mark. The Brewers are going to try him in the outfield though a number of scouts are skeptical that he'll be able to play anywhere other than DH. He hit .318/.392/.750 with 10 home runs in 23 games at Low-A West Virginia in his pro debut and has often been compared to Pat Burrell.